Broward High School wrestling

Previewing the 2012-13 Broward High School wrestling season


Season outlook


Nov. 23-24: Seahorse Open at Coral Springs City Gym.

Nov. 27-28: Dodd Duals at South Miami.

Nov. 30: Ransom tournament.

Dec. 1: District Duals at Homestead.

Dec. 14-15: Beach Brawl at Miami Beach.

Dec. 21-22: Duals at South Dade; Christmas tournament at Coral Park.

Jan. 11-12: District duals at Goleman, Braddock.

Jan. 17-18: GMAC championship at Hialeah Gardens.

Jan.25-26: Cavalier Duals at Coral Gables.

Jan. 28 - Feb. 2: Districts.

Feb. 8-9: Regional tournaments.

Feb. 15-16: State finals at The Lakeland Center.

2011 State Champs

Class 3A: Brandon; Class 2A: Springstead; Class 1A: Lake Highland Prep (Orlando).


106: Marcus Martinez, North Miami Beach, Sr.; 113: Lazaro Rojas, Columbus, Sr.; Maleek Williams, South Dade, Jr.; 120: Chris Moreno, Doral, So.; 126: Justin Ramirez, South Dade, So.; 132: Patricio Lugo, South Dade, So.; Damien Penichet, Columbus, Jr.; Nosomy Pozo, Southwest, Sr.; 138: Ritchie Guillaume, NMB, Sr.; Jose Felipe, Braddock, Sr.; 145: Henry Powell, Columbus, Sr.; Geoffrey Nicholas, Braddock, Sr.; 152: Sonny Gulesian, Columbus, Sr.; 160: Marvyns Joseph, NMB, Jr.; 170: Courtney Stubbs, North Miami Beach, Sr.; 182: Jean Concepcion, South Miami, Jr.; George Knowles, Braddock, Sr.; Keith Simmons, Homestead, Sr.; 195: Steven Decius, North Miami Beach, Jr.; 220: Demond Richardson, Homestead, Jr.; Nick Wethy, Columbus, Sr.; HWT: Cornell Gilmore, Palmetto, Sr.


Tirso Batista, North Miami Beach; Alex Brooks, Palmetto; Keyon Burgess, Central; Robert Calvo, Varela; Anthony Cooper, South Dade; Isaiah Crosby, South Dade; Danny Garcia, Doral; Yancarlos Guerra, Mater Academy; Daniel Harth, Columbus; Errol Jackson, South Dade; Ozzy Lugo, South Dade; Marcos Manzano, Doral; Donald Mesier, South Dade; Matthew Rodriguez, North Miami Beach; Ramon Vega, Coral Reef; Gustavo Villamil, Braddock; Anthony Wint, Homestead.


1. South Dade; 2. Columbus; 3. North Miami Beach; 4. Braddock; 5. Homestead; 6. Southwest; 7. South Miami; 8. Palmetto; 9. Doral Academy; 10. Southridge.


1. SOUTH DADE (Coach Vic Balmaceda, 17th year, 20th overall). Last year: 18-0 (State runner-up). Top wrestlers: Justin Ramirez (126, So.); Patricio Lugo III (132, So.); Maleek Williams (113, Jr.); Donald Mesier (HWT, Sr.).

2. COLUMBUS (Coach Jim Husk, 9th year at COL, 48th overall, 753-83-4). Last year: 15-1 (Sixth at state). Top wrestlers: Nick Wethy (195-220, Sr.); Sonny Gulesian (152, Sr.); Henry Powell (138-145, Sr.); Damien Penichet (132, Jr.).

3. NORTH MIAMI BEACH Last year: 27th at state. Top wrestlers: Ritchie Guillaume (138, Sr.); Marvyns Joseph (160, Jr.); Courtney Stubbs (170, Sr.).

4. BRADDOCK Last year: 19th at state. Top wrestlers: Jose Felipe (145, Sr.); Geoffrey Nicholas (152, Sr.); George Knowles (182, Sr.).

5. SOUTHWEST (Coach Joel Mendez, 14th year). Last year: 17-3 (Seventh at state). Top wrestlers: Nosomy Pozo (126, Sr.); Erik Zorilla (106, Jr.); Eduardo Mendez (170, Jr.); Juan Carlos Herrera (220, Sr.).

6. SOUTH MIAMI Last year: 11th at state. Top wrestlers: Jean Concepcion (182, Jr.); .

7. PALMETTO (Coach David Soderholm). Last year: 16-2. Top wrestlers: Cornell Gilmore (HWT, Sr.); David Temple (113, Sr.); Alex Brooks (120, Sr.); Charles Decca (182, Sr.).

8. SOUTHRIDGE (Coach Kenneth Johnson, 7th year). Last year: 6-8. Top wrestlers: Christian Delgado (106, Fr.); Kyle Mann (195, Fr.); Alex Edwards (112, Fr.); Hector Ortiz (132, Jr.).

9. VARELA (Coach Daniel Alvarez, 4th year, 39-35). Last year: 2-18. Top wrestlers: Robert Calvo (120, Sr.); Nixon Chavez (132, Jr.); Marcelo Sierra (126, So.); Angel Fernandez (138, Sr.).

10. CORAL REEF (Coach Miguel Dominguez, 1st year). Last year: N/A. Top wrestlers: Ramon Vega (138, Sr.); Derrick Jones (132, Jr.); Sterling Shippy (HWT, Jr.); Abbott Lopez (120, Jr.).

11. FERGUSON (Coach Monroe Owen, 6th year). Last year: 24-5. Top wrestlers: Javier Llanos (138, Jr.); Kevin Winter (182, Jr.); Matias Caceres (106, So.); Luis Hernandez (220, Jr.).

12. KROP (Coach Kent Landon, 1st year at KR, 12th overall). Last year: N/A. Top wrestlers: Raul Gomez (132, Jr.); Miguel Rodriguez (138, Sr.); Isiah Lysius (106, So.); Robert Maerovitz (285, So.).


1. HOMESTEAD (Coach Aaron Harris). Last year: 16-5 (Ninth at state). Top wrestlers: Keith Simmons (182, Sr.); Demond Richardson (220, Jr.); Anthony Wint (195, Jr.); Davonte Bohannon (138, Sr.).

2. MATER ACADEMY Top wrestlers: Yancarlos Guerra (120, Jr.); Wilmer Almendariz (126, Jr.).

3. MIAMI SPRINGS (Coach David Ryan, 30th year, 304-124). Last year: N/A. Top wrestlers: Alex Duran (145, Sr.); Daniel Preciado (120, Sr.); James Medal (132, Jr.); Liberico Carrasco (152, Jr.).

4. BELEN JESUIT (Coach Fidel Albelo). Last year: 22nd at state. Top wrestlers: Benzo Rudnikas (145, Sr.); Keonte Cash (HWT, Sr.); Julian Ramirez (106, 6th).

5. NORTHWESTERN (Coach Tyronn Johnson, 6th year, 34-36-1). Last year: 2-12. Top wrestlers: Lynard Bailey (182, So.); Wilfrid Changeaux (195, So.); Jamal Davis (HWT, So.).


1. DORAL ACADEMY Top wrestlers: Chris Moreno (120, So.); Marcos Manzano (138, Sr.); Danny Garcia (132, Sr.).

2. MONSIGNOR PACE (Coach Frank Pelegri, 18th year at Pace, 33rd overall, 400-60-3). Last year: 24-1 (Ninth at state). Top wrestlers: Melchisedez Hilaire (132, Jr.); Alex Perez (128, Fr.); Al Smith (145, Sr.); Arron Fluitt (171, Jr.).

3. FLORIDA CHRISTIAN (Coach Andres Munoz/Carlos Friger, 1st year). Last year: N/A. Top wrestlers: Julian Seekins (170, Sr.); Jose Fernandez (160, Sr.); Kris Kroger (132, So.); John Cabauy (113, So.).

4. WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN (Coach Terry Parker, 3rd year, 18-14). Last year: 15-4 (District runner-up). Top wrestlers: Pablo Schwiep (113, So.); Jeff Mata (220, Sr.); Matthew Lynch (HWT, Jr.).

5. RANSOM EVERGLADES (Coach Michael Waite, 6th year, 30-20). Last year: 5-5. Top wrestlers: Riccardo Benviutti (140, Sr.); Alex Taufer (135, Sr.); Garret Rubin (160, Sr.).

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